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Los Baños del Mar Swimming Pool

Upcoming Pool Closure dates:

May 19 & 20-Santa Barbara Swim Club Swim Meet
June 9-No lap Swim because we are hosting Swim and Safety Day (Free Community event to be held from 11 am-2 pm). 
June 29-Closed for Evening Lap Swim only- Santa Barbara Swim Club Swim Meet
June 30-Santa Barbara Swim Club Swim Meet
July 4-In observance of Independence Day
July 6- Closed for Evening Lap Swim only -Santa Barbara Swim Club Swim Meet
July 7 & 8-Santa Barbara Swim Club Swim Meet
August 3-Closed at 5 pm -Lifeguard Training 

401 Shoreline Drive, Santa Barbara CA 93103 (View in Google Maps)
(805) 966-6110

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Los Baños Del Mar, our 50-meter historic beachside pool, is one of our most popular aquatics facilities. Here's what's happening at Los Baños this season.

Pool Schedule 

Lap Swimming Hours

April 1 - June 10, 2018:
Weekdays (Monday through Friday): 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. / Noon - 2:00 p.m. / 7:15 - 8:15 p.m.
Weekends and Some Holidays: Noon - 2:00 p.m.

June 11 - August 19, 2018:
Weekdays (Monday through Friday): 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. / Noon - 2:00 p.m. / 7:15 - 8:15 p.m.
Weekends and Some Holidays: Noon - 2:00 p.m.

August 20 - November 4, 2018:
Weekdays (Monday through Friday): 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. / Noon - 2:00 p.m. / 7:15 - 8:15 p.m.
Weekends and Some Holidays: Noon - 2:00 p.m.

November 5, 2018 - April 1, 2019:
Weekdays (Monday through Friday): 7:30 - 9:00 a.m. / Noon - 2:00 p.m. / (no evening lap swim)
Weekends and Some Holidays: Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Holiday Hours

Los Baños closes for the following holidays:
Fourth of July
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
New Years Day

The pool is open from noon to 2:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Years Eve

Current and Upcoming Planned Closures

December 9, 2017 - January 2, 2018:
Los Baños will be closed during the above dates for maintenance and improvement projects.

Los Baños Swim Passes

Buy swim passes online

Ten-visit pass

Monthly pass

Swimming Passes Non-Resident Resident
Per Visit $7.00 $6.00
10-visit Adult Swim $44.00 $40.00
10-visit Senior Swim $34.00 $31.00
Unlimited Adult Monthly $66.00 $60.00
Unlimited Senior (60+) Monthly $46.00 $42.00
Locker Rental Per Month
Small Locker (2ft) $12.00 $11.00
Large Locker (3ft) $14.00 $13.00

Friends of Los Baños

Want to find out more about supporting Los Baños? There's a dedicated nonprofit group, Friends of Los Baños del Mar Pool who'd love to tell you more. You can get in touch with them through their website,

Ortega Park Pool

600 N. Salsipuedes Street
Santa Barbara CA 93101

Ortega Park Pool is currently closed  and will re-open during the Summer of 2018 season.

Oak Park Wading Pool

300 W. Alamar
Santa Barbara CA 93105

The Oak Park wading pool is currently closed and will re-open for the summer in 2018.

West Beach Wading Pool

401 Shoreline Drive
Santa Barbara CA 93101

The West Beach Wading Pool is closed until further notice.

Swim Lessons with the City of Santa Barbara

Private Lessons

Learn to swim or refine your stroke with one of Santa Barbara Parks and Recreation's experienced Aquatics Team instructors! Private swimming lessons are suitable for all ages. Four 30-minute swimming lessons cost $110 (discounted to $100 for City residents).

Group Lessons

Group swimming lessons are offered during the summer season at Santa Barbara's beautiful Los Baños del Mar and Ortega Park swimming pools. Our American Red Cross swimming lesson programs for children 6 months to 12 years incorporate the development of basic swim techniques, water safety skills and most importantly, how to have fun in an aquatic environment. Ten 30-minute swimming lessons over a two-week period cost just $65 (discounted to $60 for City residents).

Summer Swim Lessons for Kids

Please visit our summer camp website at for everything you need to get signed up for kids' swimming lessons.

Ocean Swimming

Ocean Lifeguard Service at Santa Barbara Beaches

Daily Ocean Lifeguard service is provided at East Beach, West Beach and Leadbetter Beach from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. during the summer months. Prior to the summer season, weekend only lifeguard service is provided Memorial Day weekend through the start of the summer season. 2017 Summer Season: June 10 - September 4.

All Ocean Lifeguards are United States Life Saving Association trained with Professional Rescuer CPR and Advanced First Aid training.

Santa Barbara Ocean Swimming from the Cabrillo Bathhouse

1118 E. Cabrillo Boulevard
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Phone (805) 897-2680

Built in 1927, the Cabrillo Pavilion Bathhouse at East Beach provides a paid drop-in use weight room, locker amenities and hot showers. This beachfront facility serves as home for the Parks and Recreation Department Aquatics Office. Contained within the facility is the East Beach Grill where you can start your day with their famous wheat germ pancakes and a great cup of Peets coffee.

More Aquatics Information

  • Los Baños FAQs
  • Facility Use Guidelines
  • Weight Room Guidelines
  • Lap Swim Etiquette 
  • Friends of Los Baños
  • Santa Barbara Swim Club

    About the Aquatics Program

    Our Mission
    To provide safe and high quality aquatic programs and services that encourage skill development and promote swimming as a lifetime sport for swimmers of all ages.

    The Aquatics Program offers families, community members and visitors many healthy, affordable and safe aquatic activities at our public pools, beaches and through participation in our recreational programs and camps for participants of all ages.

    Last Updated: May 15, 2018
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